It will be a virtual smorgasbord of racing Saturday night June 22nd at Barbara & Jim Cromarty’s Riverhead Raceway as they will host Rapid Recovery Towing night for the NASCAR Modifieds who’ll run in a 35-lap feature event, Twin 15’s for the Late Models as well the annual East End Kart Racing Go-Kart exhibition. Completing the busy and diverse night of racing are the Figure Eights, Blunderbusts, Legend Race Cars and a 4/6-Cylinder Truck Enduro all starting at 6:00 pm.
Rapid Recovery Towing are in their second year as a seasonal sponsor for the NASCAR Modifieds in 2013 and once again it’s expected that the Hampton Bays based towing and heavy recovery firm will display a portion of their state of the art fleet at the track. Going into competition on Rapid Recovery night Howie Brode of E. Islip, Shawn Solomito of Islip along with his younger brother Timmy Solomito, Tom Rogers Jr. of Patchogue and Eddie Brunnhoelzl III of Levittown are all either at the top or moving towards the top of the 2013 championship chase. Other championship hopefuls ready for action will be John Beatty Jr. of Merrick, David Roys of Coram, Dave Sapienza of Riverhead, Kevin Orlando and Dave Brigati both of Calverton, Vinny Biondolillo of Farmingville and the returning Jason Agugliaro of Islip.
The Late Model troops will compete in a Twin 15 feature event format as the class in part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series second tier program with two-time defending champion Mike Bologna of Melville leading the troops into action. Going into the Twin 15’s Roger Oxee of Peconic and Jeremy McDermott of Riverhead, both feature event winner already in 2013 are tied for the championship lead with 136 and are trailed by Scott Kulesa of Georgetown, Ma., Bologna and Shawn Patrick of Brightwaters, Shawn has also found victory lane. Other drivers out to grab the brass ring are Chris LaSpisa of Shirley, Ken Alfano of Southold, Kevin Metzger of Massapequa, Peter “Buzzy” Eriksen of Baldwin and Arne Pedersen of Mastic Beach.
The annual East End Kart Racing club which is run by NASCAR Modified driver Dave Brigati and his wife Cindy along with Linda Solomito will have both an off track on track display during the course of the program. The EEKR club runs select Sunday’s through out the year and deep into the Fall months at Riverhead Raceway and this annual exhibition is extremely popular with club members as well the Riverhead Raceway fans.
The question in the 4/6-Cylinder Truck Enduro 50-lapper will be can anyone stop the Greg Harris show this year. The Riverhead driving talent had won both races as of press time for the class but they did have a race on Father’s Day still to contest before this Saturday’s race. The only driver who has come close is Greg’s father-in-law Robin Vollmoeller who was in position to win the Memorial Day race before a last lap encounter with a lapped truck ended that bid. Among those out to derail Harris will be Don Nelson of Rocky Point, Russ Jansen of Medford and Hank Hallock of Riverhead.
The Blunderbust and Legend Race Car features will go 20-laps each on the night, while the Figure Eights will battle for 15-circuits.
For further information including rules, entry blanks and scheduling please visit www.riverheadraceway.com or call 631-842-RACE.
Source: Bob Finan/Riverhead Raceway PR